Leathia M. Pinder is a native of Newport News, VA. She is the daughter of Ernest and Janet Marie Hayes, (both deceased). Leathia is the youngest of ten children: her siblings: Lawrence, Ernest, Alice, Vera, Michael (deceased),Cheryl, Maureen, Ernest, Jr. and Arthur.
Leathia's Christian life began as a child being taken to church by her grandparents William and Antionette Darden (both deceased) every summer when visiting in North Carolina. As she began to grow up she and others took notice of the wonderful gifts that God had placed inside of her and through life’s trials and tribulations she drew closer to Him, that being her only means of true inner-peace. She was baptized for a second time in her late twenties and decided to follow Jesus Christ and her calling from the Lord.
Leathia’s Spiritual Journey led her to serve in ministries at Rhema Christian Centerin Hampton, VA. Upon moving to Maryland, she started to attend Solid Rock Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Bishop Dr. Joseph H. Thomaswhere she faithfully attended and sang in the choir from 1994 to 2001. After relocating within the city, she became a faithful member, choir member and Praise and Worship leader at Fort Foote Baptist Church from 2001 until 2013 under the leadership of Rev. Joseph Lyles. Leathia was then assigned the duties of Minister of Outreach and Evangelism at Kingdom Covenant Christian Center under the leadership of Rev. Loyce Craft in Springfield, VA. Leathia has also been facilitating a Thursday night prayer call since 2014 with the Rev. Annie Smith.
Leathia’s bible education, outside of church and personal studies was in 2009 when she attended Evangel Cathedral Bible School in Upper Marlboro, MD with studies focusing on Christian Counseling and other biblical studies. In 2009, she also attended New Life Community School of Ministry and Bible Institute (NLCSMBI)in Suitland Maryland (Associates Program) under the leadership of Bishop Dr. Joseph H. Thomas.
Leathia’s ministry objective is for God alone to be glorified. Because of this objective, she longs to preach the gospel, apply God’s word, and love His people. Christ has accomplished all and justified her; therefore, she lives for Him out of gratitude for His finished work in satisfying God’s wrath and sealing her salvation. Leathia will do whatever is allowed by God to reach others with the gospel and to cultivate growth in them to maturity in Christ. Furthermore, she seeks to equip the saints for the work of the ministry. “Everyone has a ministry” is the mentality all Christians must possess. Finally, Leathia believes in the Birth, Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. She also believes that evangelists are who we are as Christians; meaning that evangelism is more than just something we participate inonce a week, month, year, or lifetime. Rather, we should participate in evangelism on a daily basis as we take the name of Jesus with us throughout the earth. Leathia also loves to sing and travel with family and friends as she spread the Gospel here and abroad.
God has blessed Leathia with a loving family and a host of friends that serve in the same respect. She and her husband Anthony work together in the ministry, spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ. They are the proud parents of Antonio, Antoine’, Letitia, Tiffany, Antionette and Anthony, Jr (A.J.). They are also loved and adored by their beautiful grandchildren KaNya, Nichele, Semara, Keonta, Antoine, Jr. and Anthony Jeremiah. Above all things, Leathia M. Pinder is an anointed woman of God gives GLORY to God in ALL things. Preaching, teaching and praying is her way of carrying out the Great Commision of spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ